Monetary Donations

We use PayPal to accept monetary donations, and we are a 501c3 tax exempt non profit. Our major expense is mailing out packages of books to our readers in Missouri prisons

We spend approximately $500 per month on mailing costs. Any contribution you can make to off set this cost is greatly appreciated and helps us to respond to more requests.The average cost to mail a package of 1-3 books in response to one prisoner’s request is $3.85

Book Donations

If you live in the city of St. Louis or the near-metropolitan area, we can in many cases pick up your book donations. We accept both hardback and paperback books in good condition. Books that do not match our readers’ interests, we give away, or sell to provide funds to ship books to prisons. Contact us to arrange a pick up .

Please do not donate books in poor condition. This includes water or other liquid damage. Materials with warped pages, stains, discoloration, etc. are rejected by prisons. Heavily underlined or marked texts are also not permitted as are books with their covers removed. World Community Center 438 Skinker Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63130
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